Friday, February 08, 2008
Identity Theft: Failed Hard Drive Door to Your Data
Healthy, functioning hard drive.
Failed Drives: G4 HD Whine
Click of Doom
When I replace or upgrade drives, I instruct clients to take a hammer to the drive sufficiently to destroy the internal platters which still retain your data. Sometimes I get blank stares in return, but I'm not joking.
Identity thieves have the capability of recovering data from "failed" drives. To prevent identity theft from a discarded hard drive, physically destroy it yourself.
..or send it to a commercial drive-shredding service.
...and now for some